Julie Mehretu


(b. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970)





Julie Mehretu: Sextant, White Cube, London

Julie Mehretu: Excavations, University of Virginia Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, Virginia

Julie Mehretu/Tacita Dean, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris

Julie Mehretu: A Universal History of Everything and Nothing, Fundacion Botín, Santander, Spain



HOWL, eon (I, II), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commission, CA

Julie Mehretu: A Universal History of Everything and Nothing, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal



Julie Mehretu, Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Julie Mehretu: The Addis Show, Gebre Kristos Desta Center – Modern Art Museu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Julie Mehretu, Myriads Only By Dark, Gemini G.E.L, at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York

The Mathematics of Droves, White Cube São Paulo, Brazil

Julie Mehretu: Half a Shadow, Carlier I Gebauer, Berlin



Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, School of Art + Design, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared, White Cube, London

Julie Mehretu: Mind Breath and Beat Drawings, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris



Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, The Frances Lehman Loeb 

Art Center, Vassar College, New York



Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown



Julie Mehretu: Notations After the Ring, The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York

Julie Mehretu: Grey Area, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca



Julie Mehretu: Grey Area, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin 

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis



Julie Mehretu: Eye of the Storm, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly

Julie Mehretu: City Sitings, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown 

Julie Mehretu: New Drawings, Kresge Museum of Art, East Lansing

Julie Mehretu: City Sitings, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC



Reflexive Drawings, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada 

Julie Mehretu: City Sitings, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit 

Julie Mehretu: Black City, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Julie Mehretu: Black City, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany





Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitze, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oregon

Lydia Cabrera and Edouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, Americas Society, New York, New York

Selections from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, California

Actions: '...the image of the world can be different,' Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK



never free to rest, Kurimanzutto, Mexico, CA

Power, Spruth Magers, Los Angeles, CA 

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, The Brynmor Jones Library Art Gallery, University of Hull; Ulster Museum, Belfast; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

Exhibition of Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Age of Terror, IWM London, London

I am you, you are too, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY



Encounters Beyond Borders: Contemporary Artists from the Horn of Africa, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio State University, Athens, OH

Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Julie Mehretu/Jessica Rankin, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium

The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA

L’Iris de Lucy, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, Poole Museum, England



Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey; Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Sharjah Biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Fusion: Art of the 21st Century, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia 

Divine Comedy, National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

Liberated Subjects: Present Tense, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium

Drawing Now, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; SMAK,  Ghent

From Above, Di Donna Gallery, New York

The Serial Impulse, Gemini G.E.L. 50th Anniversary  exhibition, National Gallery, Washington, D.C.



Cartagena Biennale, Cartagena, Colombia

Divine Comedy, Museum Fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Germany; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

Highpoint Editions, Ascent Capital Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mind the Map, Punkt Ø, Oslo

Sweet Dew – Since 1980; Special Project for 20th Anniversary of Gwangju Biennale 

Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, 21er House and Winter Palace, Vienna, Austria

The Bearden Project, The University Galleries at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, LACMA, Los Angeles

Seeking New Genealogy – Art, Body, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York



A Triple Tour: Works in the Pinault Collection, Conciergerie Paris

Turbulences II, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

Du Bois in Our Time, University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Yes, No, Maybe, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Collection Platform 4: Emotion and technology, Kiev, Ukraine

Una Posibilidad De Escape Para Asaltar El Estudio De La Realidad Y Volver A Grabar El Universo, EACC - Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain

Highpoint Editions: Decade One, Sherman Gallery, Boston University

The Gesture and the Sign, White Cube, Sao Paulo



Documenta (13), Kassel, Germany

The Painting Factory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England



Seeing/Knowing, Graham Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, OH

Shift and Flow, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York

In Praise of Doubt, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Inside the Painter’s Studio, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

New Order: Political Gesture and Exchange, White Cube, London

Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Multiplicity, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC

The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York